What bundling was in pioneer America, courting in bed was in the not so far distant days of Wales, where some of the villages cling to primitive ways. But Ayron was beginning to be self-consciously modern, and the vicar and a divorce from England had taken in hand the case of a rich and independent young woman Olwen Powell, who hold to her rights to know a man- though not actually in the flesh- before she wed. The story starts with her trial- the village agog, though shut out. She is aquitted but certain limitations are imposed, and she continues to set her will against the town gossips, until she finds herself caught in a not of her own making. Then she marries- but not the father of her coming child- and for thirteen years keeps her mate at distance distance, until he again claims his rights to ""courting in bed"". An amusing bit of in action- original in matter and manner. But too odd to be surely popular.